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Smoot, Reed

(smo͞ot), 1862–1941, U.S. senator (1903–33), b. Salt Lake City, Utah. He became successful as a banker and was prominent in the affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day SaintsLatter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of,
name of the church founded (1830) at Fayette, N.Y., by Joseph Smith. The headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its members, now numbering about 5.
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. He was the first Mormon to be elected (1902) to the U.S. Senate. Efforts were made to bar him from his seat because he was a Mormon, but he was seated after a Senate investigation. Smoot, a conservative Republican, joined the "irreconcilables" in opposing the League of NationsLeague of Nations,
former international organization, established by the peace treaties that ended World War I. Like its successor, the United Nations, its purpose was the promotion of international peace and security.
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 and was one of the group that worked for Warren G. HardingHarding, Warren Gamaliel
, 1865–1923, 29th President of the United States (1921–23), b. Blooming Grove (now Corsica), Ohio. After study (1879–82) at Ohio Central College, he moved with his family to Marion, Ohio, where he devoted himself to journalism.
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's nomination (1920). In his later years in the Senate he was chairman of the finance committee; he helped write the Hawley-Smoot Tariff ActHawley-Smoot Tariff Act,
1930, passed by the U.S. Congress; it brought the U.S. tariff to the highest protective level yet in the history of the United States. President Hoover desired a limited upward revision of tariff rates with general increases on farm products and
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 (1930), which he cosponsored with Oregon Representative Willis C. Hawley.

Smoot, Reed (Owen)

(1862–1941) U.S. senator; born in Salt Lake City, Utah. A prominent Mormon business and religious leader, he was elected to the U.S. senate (Rep., Utah; 1903–33). He became an influential figure in the Senate, advocating protectionist policies, tax reduction, and the creation of national parks. He coauthored the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930, which increased tariff rates. After being defeated in 1932, he returned to Utah to devote himself to his duties as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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and then through the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Reed Smoot (R-Utah).
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Originally published along with other government business in four volumes spanning over three thousand pages, The Mormon Church on Trial: Transcripts of the Reed Smoot Hearings is an abridged, annotated, one-volume collection designed to make the Reed Smoot hearings (1904-06) accessible to readers of all backgrounds.
On June 1, 1906, The Evening Gazette published an editorial titled: THE CASE OF REED SMOOT.
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This stems largely from the subject of the book: hearings in the Senate from 1903 to 1907 regarding the propriety of seating Reed Smoot, a Mormon apostle, in the Senate.
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The diary entries made by Reed Smoot between 1909 and 1932 reveal a public servant, a Mormon leader, and a hectored family man, and reflect important developments in early-twentieth-century American life.